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Failure to prosecute officers for bad shootings underscores need for discipline disclosure

The important difference between the decision by Los Angeles County prosecutors not to criminally charge Long Beach Police Officer Jeffrey Meyer for his deadly shooting of a man in 2015 and their many previous decisions not to charge police in shootings is that they pointedly took Meyer to task...
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Long Beach police officers cleared in fatal 2014 shooting of man fleeing down stairs

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